? The Spaceman Orion Reverb has landed.
Orion is a true analog spring reverb, and at only 6 ¼ by 4 ¾ inches, it’s the smallest real spring reverb pedal this solar system has ever seen. Finally, real analog reverb that will fit on your pedal board!
To customize your tone, Orion features four control knobs with wide ranges. Dwell allows you to dial in how hard you push the dual springs, for splashy surf tone or a mellower spring sound. The Tone control sweeps between bright and dark reverb tones, effecting only the reverb signal. Mix your desired dry to wet ratio with the Blend control, while Volume adjusts the overall output level of the pedal.
There is no spring splash when stomping on the Orion; and stage interference from kick drums and bass amps won’t affect your sound. However, if you truly wish to confirm Orion’s springs, a swift kick to the front side of the pedal will give you that classic tank crash.
Powered by a standard 9 volts DC, Orion makes it easy to add to your pedal chain. Sounding both classic and unique, the Orion Reverb offers out of this world inspiration, without digitizing your tone.
The Spaceman Orion is completely hand-soldered and handmade in Portland Oregon to the highest degree of quality possible. These are artisan crafted tone devices, sparing no detail within or without. Orion utilizes true-bypass relay switching, while your tone is transferred via high quality open-frame jacks. The inside hosts an unparalleled display of craftsmanship; with immaculate hand-soldered PCB’s and detailed military-spec wiring. On top of the custom USA-cast aluminum enclosure sits a durable, engraved vinyl faceplate and blue jewel indicator light. This pedal is truly built to last a lifetime.
The Black Edition Orion features an industrial textured black powdercoat; Black anodized aluminum knobs; Blue jewel indicator; and is limited to only 99 signed and numbered pieces. The Copper Edition features real copper plating; vintage aerospace indicator; custom engraved knobs; and is limited to only 33 signed and numbered pieces. The Polished Edition Orion features a mirror polished finish; blue jewel indicator; custom engraved knobs; and is limited to only 55 signed and numbered pieces. The Silver standard Edition features a raw aluminum, unpainted enclosure; plastic knobs w/ aluminum caps; blue indicator jewel; and is limited to 199 signed and numbered pieces.
Introducing the Levitation reverb, a pedal designed by EarthQuaker Devices in conjunction with the LEVITATION music festival! LEVITATION, founded as Austin Psych Fest in 2008, has become a way to honor and preserve Austin’s psychedelic rock heritage, and carry it into the future. We wanted to remain true to the theme of LEVITATION and decided to do a variation on our popular Ghost Echo pedal to honor the reverb-drenched tones synonymous with classic psych rock. The Levitation Reverb builds on the base sound found in the Ghost Echo but does away with the attack and dwell and adds control over tone, decay, atmosphere and length in their place. It is a vintage voiced reverb that aims to fit somewhere between dirty sixties chambers, classic spring, and the big, ringing plate reverbs of days gone by.
Four knobs and one switch control quite a bit more than you’d expect. Want a slap back small room sound? Set all of your controls to the minimum and use the mix to dial in the sound of room devoid of anything but a guitar and amp. Want to revel in infinite spatial oscillations? Flip the toggle to long, turn up the atmosphere and decay then tune out. Dial in a bright chiming slap back by turning the tone all the way counter clockwise and reducing the decay. For a rattling, full-bandwidth assault, dime everything and let ‘er rip.
Each Levitation Reverb is built entirely by hand in Akron, Ohio by EarthQuaker Devices.
Length (Toggle): Broad stroke control for decay time. Shorter to left, longer to the right.
Decay: Controls the length of the reverb decay. Longer clockwise, shorter counter clockwise.
Atmosphere: This is a harmonic regeneration control, it feeds the upper frequencies of the reverb trails back through to create a more harmonic (ringing) reverb. More atmosphere clockwise, less counter clockwise.
Mix: This controls how much wet signal is blended in with the dry. More reverb clockwise, less counter clockwise.
Tone: This is an input bandwidth control for the reverberated signal. All the way counter clockwise reduces all low end content to make a brighter reverb, turning counter clockwise allows more low end to pass through resulting in a fuller reverberated tone.
The Levitation Reverb is True Bypass.
Input impedance: 1M
Output impedance: >1K
4 5/8? x 2 1/2? x 2.25? with knobs
Our pedals take a standard 9 volt DC power supply with a 2.1mm negative center barrel. We always recommend pedal-specific, transformer-isolated wall-wart power supplies or multiple isolated-output supplies. Pedals will make extra noise if there is ripple or unclean power. Switching-type power supplies, daisy chains and non-pedal specific power supplies do not filter dirty power as well and let through unwanted noise. Do not run at higher voltages! Current draw is 50 mA.